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Unformatted text preview: societies as deviant acts (Not even murder or incest). Even within a given society, behavior defined as deviant continually undergoes redefinition. Deviance, furthermore, is relative to time and place . It is not possible to find something that is absolutely condemned by all societies. Behavior that is deviant in one society may not be in another. Even within one society, what is deviant today may not be deviant tomorrow. Three examples that highlight the relative nature of deviance are provided below: Is killing wrong? Usually it is. But, is murder wrong when it is done in self-defense or in warfare? Vietnam veterans were taught to be efficient killers for war, but could not control themselves...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10